The topic of natural gas versus electric home appliances is often debated, but when discussed among staff at LEAP, electric is the winner – hands down. After a few notable incidents just in the last month, LEAP Home Energy Analyst Ross Wood breaks down the risks and how LEAP works to detect and prevent dangerous… Read More »
The holidays are all fun and games until you are once again faced with the challenge of what to give your sweet Aunt Betty and Grandpa Jim. Then you are right back to where you were last year… and the year before that… and the year before that. Lucky for you, LEAP is here to… Read More »
Happy October, friends! October, or what I call “spooky month,” is a great time to chat about one of LEAP’s coolest, and spookiest, diagnostic tools, the infrared camera! LEAP uses this device to detect areas where outdoor air is entering a customer’s home. In some cases, I speak to customers who experience very high utility… Read More »
I can confidently say that climate change exists – there’s no debating it. I say this as someone who studied environmental change in both undergraduate and graduate school, as well as having witnessed its effects firsthand while conducting my thesis research in the Peruvian Andes. However, if you’d prefer to take science’s word for it,… Read More »
Whether you planted a tree, took reusable bags to the grocery store, or rode your bike, we hope you found a way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. And if you didn’t, we’ve got your back! Here at LEAP, we believe Earth Day is every day, and reducing your energy use at home is… Read More »
Thinking about replacing your old windows? Not so fast! We sat down with LEAP Technical Assessor, Ross Wood, for some expert advice on when you should really start looking into window replacements.
Thinking about the energy efficiency of your home? Before you get started with any energy-efficient home improvements, make sure you’re taking advantage of all the financial incentives available.
While we’re all at home thinking about spring cleaning, here are the top energy-related things to consider – and recommendations to address them.
Electric radiant floor heat has become less expensive and easier to install in the last few years, and the popularity has increased for new construction and remodels. How expensive is it to run exactly?
Thinking about going solar or getting an electric vehicle (EV)? How about both? The price of solar has come down drastically over the past decade, and EVs are becoming cost-competitive with their combustion engine counterparts, especially when you factor in the cost of ongoing maintenance, like oil changes and fuel. When converting over to an… Read More »